BIANCHETTA TREVIGIANA

History

Mentioned since the 500's, some authors considered it indigenous of the Treviso area. As it matures earlier, it was used to "soften" the Prosecco, especially in cold years. Bianchetta primarily was, and still is, grown in the Treviso area, and the work of Caronella (1788), of Zava (1901) and Dalmasso (1937), confirm its cultivation. In the past it was also widely distributed in the Adige region, and in Valsugana Valdadige, and in the name Bolzanese with white Vernaccia or Pavana.

Viticulture and winemaking

Environmental and cultural characteristics and needs : It has medium leaf, pentagonal and three-lobed, medium cluster, cylindrical or pyramidal, short, with a wing, very compact, medium berry, waxy green-yellow nodular skin, thick and consistent. It has abundant and constant productivity. It prefers deep and calcareous soils, with a long pruning pergola.

Diseases and adversity

It has good resistance to cold but is sensitive to the major fungal diseases, with a strong tendency to desiccation of the spine.

The long-standing commitment of Foss Marai in the reclamation of disused native vines such as Bianchetta Trevigiana has given the chance to this old grape to be an essential part of the amazing spumante called Marai de Marai.

 

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